Health, Sport and Inclusion

Goals for Life

What is the project about?

Goals for Life is funded by Children in Need. The 10-week project combines physical activity, peer support, and workshops to improve the wellbeing of young people aged 11-18-years-old, with the aim of improving self-esteem and self-confidence, improving relationships with peers, and increasing positive empowerment.

Our project is delivered in a range of environments, including schools, youth clubs, young people’s mental health services, and excluded school provisions. We engage young people often, but not exclusively, through physical activity. Our person-centred, non-judgemental, and caring approach helps us to understand each individual’s bespoke requirements. The programme and its interactive workshops are co-produced with participants so that they can work with us to build the project around their individual and group needs.

What difference does it make?

The young people who have attended the programme have reported feeling more confident, more able to manage stress, better about themselves, and that they better understand the needs of other people.

How to access the project?

If you would like some more information about Goals for Life, please contact our Mental Health Officer Lucy Devine at

A word from one of our participants:

“Thank you for the past 10-weeks. The course has helped my confidence grow significantly, especially regarding doing sports and participating in team activities. I felt really supported from the coaches and they always encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I found the workshop really helpful and they helped me manage my panic attacks and anxiety.”

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